Jun 11, 2015

Nike lands NBA's uniform contract

The NBA says Nike will become the league’s official uniform provider beginning with the 2017-18 season. The league announced Wednesday it had agreed on an eight-year deal with Nike, which will become the first apparel partner to have its logo appear on NBA uniforms. ...

Nash looks back on days with Dr. J

| May 16, 2015

Nash looks back on days with Dr. J

by Ed Odeven

Years before Julius Erving became the iconic Dr. J and one of basketball’s all-time legends, he established a friendship with Bob Nash that has lasted for decades. Before Erving began his collegiate career at the University of Massachusetts, and before Nash attended San Jacinto ...

Gunma's Ely reflects on NBA odyssey

| Apr 18, 2015

Gunma's Ely reflects on NBA odyssey

by Ed Odeven

Far from the bright lights and frenzied crowds at state-of-the-art NBA arenas, Melvin Ely plies his craft with determination and dedication half a world away. The Fresno State product, the 12th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, didn’t ...

Marbury finding peace in China

Dec 26, 2014

Marbury finding peace in China

After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown away from basketball. He is so entrenched, he wants to one day ...

Patriots, Spurs on same path

Dec 24, 2014

Patriots, Spurs on same path

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are aiming for their fourth Super Bowl title. Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are going for their sixth NBA championship. Different sports. Similar dynasties. “They’re built and designed culturally very similarly,” said Scott Pioli, head ...

Brown praises players for protests

Dec 13, 2014

Brown praises players for protests

Jim Brown stood alongside Muhammad Ali in the 1960s when the boxing champion protested going to Vietnam. An activist for 50 years, the Hall of Fame running back has never shied away from fighting for anything he’s believed in. On Friday, the 78-year-old Cleveland ...

Casey has fueled rise by Raptors

| Dec 12, 2014

Casey has fueled rise by Raptors

by Ed Odeven

The Toronto Raptors’ climb hasn’t been an overnight miracle. But it’s been a memorable climb under the steady leadership of head coach Dwane Casey. The Raptors are on pace for an increase in wins for the fourth consecutive season since Casey was hired to ...

Nov 14, 2014

NBA union chief Roberts 'offended' by need for salary cap

NBA players union executive director Michele Roberts, the first female union leader in major North American sport, fired a verbal warning Thursday that could signal another money dispute with owners. Comments by Roberts to ESPN objecting to salary caps, decrying a 50-50 revenue split ...